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St Mary’s University warmly welcomes students from France.

St Mary’s has a lively and diverse student community, with students from over 100 countries outside the UK representing approximately 10% of its 6,000 students. 

Below you will find lots of useful information for French Applicants, but if you still have more questions, please feel free to email

Entry requirements

Undergraduate academic requirements

St Mary’s accepts the French Baccalauréat and the Option Internationale du Baccalauréat with an overall grade of 12 out of 20, although some of our undergraduate degrees may require an interview or that you to have studied specific subjects as part of your curriculum.

We understand that not everyone is able to attend an interview on campus, and so wherever possible we do attempt to arrange an alternative, such as an interview over Skype.Further details about specific subjects and interview requirements are found on the Entry Requirements section of each course page. 

If you have any questions about whether your qualifications may be accepted, our entry requirements, or the applications process please contact the St Mary’s Admissions Team by emailing or calling +44 (0) 20 8240 4029.  

Postgraduate academic requirements 

We accept applicants with French university degrees, although the entry requirements may depend on the type of degree awarded and when it was awarded. The Grade de Licence awarded after 2008 is considered equivalent to a UK Honours degree. 

The UK academic requirements for each course are listed in the Entry Requirements section of each course page, and we will compare them with against the grades you obtained in France.

Please use the table below as a general guide, but if you are interested in applying to St Mary’s University and are unsure whether your qualifications are suitable please email or call +44 (0) 20 8240 2367.  

English EquivalentFrench university grade (out of 20)
1st 13.00 – 20.00
2:1 11.00 – 12.99
2:2 10.20 – 10.99

English language requirements

If English is not your first language you will be required to evidence your English language ability required for academic study. 

Students who have achieved a grade C or higher in one A-level subject or a 5 or higher in an International Baccalaureate subject which is assessed by completing essays in the English language already meet our English language requirements and will not need to provide a separate qualification.

Please see our English Language Requirements page for our standard entry requirements. 

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For more information on how to apply as an international student please visit our section on  application Information.

Undergraduate applicants   Postgraduate applicants


Students from France can apply for our SportsCatholic School Alumni or Care Leavers’ scholarships. These are available to new, full-time undergraduate degree students in any subject area.

In-country Representatives

St Mary's has appointed agents and representatives in France who offers face-to-face counselling and can help you with your application.

Study Experience

66, Rue Condorcet, 75009, Paris
Tel: +33 1 71 60 03 06

Meet us in France

St Mary’s staff visit France to attend fairs, visit schools and meet potential students. Please see our travel calendar for when we will next be visiting a city near you. 

Meanwhile, if you have any queries, please do not hesitate to email

The Local Community

The Students’ Union

You are welcomed as a member of our thriving Students’ Union as soon as you arrive at St Mary’s and there are lots of opportunities to get involved.

There are a wide range of clubs and societies for you to join and a full list can be found on the Students’ Union page.

In the local area 

There are organisations in and around London that bring together members of the local French community through social events, sports and cultural activities, including the Institut français du Royaume-Un and France in London.

You can also find a wide range of French restaurants, bars and cultural events nearby. TimeOut lists over 700 of these in the London area.

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